Soft Computing Techniques and Applications in Mechanical Engineering

Soft Computing Techniques and Applications in Mechanical Engineering

Mangey Ram (Graphic Era University, India) and J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Release Date: December, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 336
ISBN13: 9781522530350|ISBN10: 1522530355|EISBN13: 9781522530367|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3035-0


The evolution of soft computing applications has offered a multitude of methodologies and techniques that are useful in facilitating new ways to address practical and real scenarios in a variety of fields. In particular, these concepts have created significant developments in the engineering field.

Soft Computing Techniques and Applications in Mechanical Engineering is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on a comprehensive range of soft computing techniques applied in various fields of mechanical engineering. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as thermodynamics, fuzzy computing, and computational intelligence, this publication is an ideal resource for students, engineers, research scientists, and academicians involved in soft computing techniques and applications in mechanical engineering areas.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Computational Intelligence
  • Engineering Design Optimization
  • Fuzzy Computing
  • Neural Nets
  • Probabilistic Reasoning
  • Thermodynamics
  • Transportation Systems

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Mangey Ram received the B.Sc. degree in science from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, India, in 2000, the M.Sc. degree in mathematics from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar (Garhwal), India, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree major in mathematics and minor in computer science from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India, in 2008. He has been a Faculty Member for around eight years and has taught several core courses in pure and applied mathematics at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate levels. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Mathematics, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India. Before joining the Graphic Era University, he was a Deputy Manager (Probationary Officer) with Syndicate Bank for a short period. He is Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences; Executive Associate Editor of the Journal of Reliability and Statistical Studies and the Guest Editor & Member of the editorial board of many journals. He is a regular Reviewer for international journals, including IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, Emerald, John Wiley, Taylor & Francis and many other publishers. He has published 70 research papers in IEEE, Springer, Emerald, World Scientific and many other national and international journals of repute and also presented his works at national and international conferences. His fields of research are reliability theory and applied mathematics. Dr. Ram is a member of the IEEE, Operational Research Society of India, Society for Reliability Engineering, Quality and Operations Management in India, International Association of Engineers in Hong Kong, and Emerald Literati Network in the U.K. He has been a member of the organizing committee of a number of international and national conferences, seminars, and workshops. He has been conferred with “Young Scientist Award” by the Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology, Dehradun, in 2009. He has been awarded the “Best Faculty Award” in 2011 and recently Research Excellence Award in 2015 for his significant contribution in academics and research at Graphic Era University.
J. Paulo Davim received the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, the M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering (materials and manufacturing processes) in 1991, the Licentiate degree (5 years) in Mechanical Engineering in 1986, from the University of Porto (FEUP), the Aggregate title (Full Habilitation) from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and the D.Sc. from London Metropolitan University in 2013. He is Eur Ing by FEANI-Brussels and Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers with a MBA and Specialist title in Engineering and Industrial Management. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials and Mechanical Engineering with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. He has also interest in Management & Industrial Engineering and Higher Education for Sustainability & Engineering Education. He has guided great number of Postdoc, Ph.D. and Masters´ students. He has received several scientific awards. He has worked as evaluator of projects for international research agencies as well as examiner of Ph.D. thesis for many universities. He is the Editor in Chief of several international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisory for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 80 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and co-editor) more than 100 books and as author (and co-author) more than 10 books, 60 book chapters and 400 articles in journals and conferences (more than 200 articles in journals indexed in Web of Science/h-index 39+/5000+citations) and SCOPUS/h-index 48+/7000+citations).